Thursday, April 03, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thankful Thursday

As I was brushing my teeth this morning, these are the literal thoughts I had as I 
 squeezed the tube of fresh smelling, plaque killing toothpaste onto my toothbrush: 

  • I am thankful I don't have to mix baking powder--or is it soda--to brush my teeth

  • I am thankful for modern technology!  Remember this?!  I will never complain about washing clothes again!  (Someone, please, hold me accountable!!!!)
Trust me, I didn't look so happy when, in my childhood home, we had to hang the 14 loads of Monday's laundry outside during the Minnesota winters!  

But today, the thing that I am most grateful for is:  are you ready?  This midwestern momma has discovered texting!!!!  Have I mentioned, I love my new iPhone!  

However, it is not the application I am most grateful is the message contained therein. 

Last night as I was texting my prodigal to say goodnight, I wrote: 

"Son, I LOVE this texting thing, I can say g/n without bugging you!"

He replied:  "I love you mommy!  U never bug me! lol!  G/N"

This message alone is worth whatever small monthly fee, to find yet, another way, to stay connected with my son.  I am so thankful for his words.  When you are the parent of a prodigal, you long for just a glimpse of the former things.  In four simple words, I heard "my son" once again.  

"And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us"  Romans 5:5

Thank you Jesus!


Dee said...


I so want an iphone too, ooops but don't think I'm coveting lol I have plans to get one in about another year or so.

Have a good day,

Denise said...

Great thankful list, bless you.

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Sharon Lynne said...

Oh my goodness! You've been busy posting over here. I've had an enjoyable time catching up.

Loved the husband photo. Looks like he's been riding on that horse for too long.

I share your joy regarding your son and his girlfriend! A distance relationship is good for them...and will help them get to know each other's heart.

I wish I could text my MIP but he can't afford a cell phone, with all his bills.

Thanks for your nice comment!

Dawn said...

Kev loves texting - the thought of it makes my thumbs hurt! But I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

Nadine said...

I won't tell my hubby...he has iphone envy until his contract is up.

Congrats on the iphone. I totally understanding the texting thing - our kids seem to prefer it.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wonderful TT list! I love seeing glimpses of our little ones in those that aren't so little anymore! Praying him home!

Sema said...

I don't think there's anything more fun that texting with an IPHONE!! I love those little gadgets! They are the "it" in phones right now. Wish I could afford one. Kev and I have a blackberry and though it's cool, it's not even close to how cool an Iphone is! Welcome to the world of texting, we are all participants!

Penless Thoughts said...

We must never, NEVER give up hope and standing in the gap for them!

Sharon Lynne said...

Just stopping in to say I've put up a short writing post.

Hope that snow is melting!

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Sharon Lynne said...

I know I've already commented...but I came back.

I'm inviting you over. I have some writing posts up.

Have a good day...Hope the snow is melting for the last time!

Heather Smith said...

Definitely glad for modern conveniences. Although if gas prices don't go down soon, I may have to trade my modern car for an old fashioned bike! LOL! Hope you're doing well.

Monkey Giggles said...

oh... I really am so happy for you. Still praying.

groovyoldlady said...

My prodigal calls occasionally from a pal's phone. He hates writing, so I can't picture him emailing or texting. Nonetheless, I treasure those out-of-the-blue calls and the "Love you too"s.

Bunny Trails said...

There's nothing that the Lord can't use in our lives, is there? That's so cool. Made my haert melt. :D